Top 10 Things To Pack On Vacation

It’s almost time for your much deserved vacation. Woohoo! Now you need to figure out what to pack to make the transition into your Haustay Vacation Rental as smooth as possible. Don’t worry we got you covered! Here is our list of the Top 10 Things To Pack For Your Vacation.

1. Cell phone & electronic device chargers

Your iPhone, iWatch, laptop, etc. Don’t forgot to bring your chargers for all of your electrical devices. At Haustay we provide bedside charging stations next to every bed. So you can easily plug in your devices, no matter if your charger has a wall plug or a USB plug. Don’t be bummed out because you left a charger at home and now you.

2. Sunscreen saves your skin

Here in San Diego we are blessed with an average of 146 sunny days a year. Depending on your skin type and the UV level, your skin can burn in the sun in 15 to 30 minutes. Applying sunscreen can help you from turning a fun vacation into an uncomfortable one. Sunscreen ranges in SPF from:

  • Low protection: SPF 15 and below
  • Medium protection: SPF 15 to 29
  • High protection: SPF 30 to 49
  • Very high protection: SPF over 50

Another thing to take into consideration is if you are going into the water, to always reapply sunscreen. If you forget to pack sunscreen, don’t worry. All the local grocery and convenience stores carry sunscreen.

3. Sunglasses – look like a celebrity and relax your eyes

Not only do sunglasses make you look like a celebrity and too cool for school, they also protect your eyes in sunny San Diego. As you can see by the trend above, we get a lot of sun out here, so sunglasses are a must. If you are driving or doing any water sports consider getting Polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses have a special chemical applied to them to filter light. The filtering will make objects look a bit darker however they will look crisper and clearer. This is a good upgrade to have if you are out fishing, boating, golfing, etc.

4. Comfortable footwear – flip flops

Leave your dress shoes at home, your headed to the beach! Flip flops are the preferred foot wear and acceptable everywhere. From the beach to dining. You can wear them anywhere. There are few popular offerings from REEF to Rainbow Sandals. Our favorite are Rainbows as they are made with leather and are very durable.

5. Look stylish and enjoy sun protection with a hat

For women its time to pull out your wide brim khaki colored beach hat. Not only will it help protect you from the sun but you will look stylish in beautiful in all your vacation photos. For men the SoCal style is typically either a wide brim baja straw hat, or a baseball cap. A hat will help you enjoy the outdoors longer.

6. Enjoy the ocean – pack bathing suits!

Lounge by the pool or the beach, or take a dip. A bathing suit is a must bring for your vacation to coastal San Diego. There are so many bathing suit options for women and men, just bring what you are most comfortable wearing. Maybe pack two or three so you have a dry one to wear the next day after enjoying the water the first day.

7. Groove to the sounds of a portable speaker

We all love music and a portable speaker is a great addition to your beach setup. There are many different options of which you can find on Amazon.com. Bose, Sony, JBL, pretty much everyone makes a portable speaker with prices ranging from $50 to $150.

8. Yum! Yum! Snacks and Drinks

Make sure to stay hydrated by bringing lots of bottled water. One of our favorites and a staple of many restaurants is still water from Tuscany, Italy called Acqua Panna. Other options of course you can find at the local grocery stores such as Dasani, Aquafina, VOSS, etc. Make sure to also bring your favorite snack food so you can feed any hunger while you are relaxing on vacation.

9. A positive attitude – enjoy your vacation

You have worked so hard all year, enjoy your vacation. Arrive with an open mind, a positive attitude, and leave your worries behind. This is your time to unwind mentally and physically. You deserve this downtime, make the most of it!

10. Entertainment – toys, books, podcasts, etc.

If you have little ones bringing toys, specially beach toys are a must. If you are traveling with other adults or solo, maybe bring a book, or download some podcasts. There is always downtime when you are on vacation. Use your time well by catching up on your favorite podcast or finishing that book you have enjoyed reading.

Is there something we forgot or something you recommend?

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